Dr Cynthia Cai, Agilent's GC marketing program manager, told LabTechnologist.com that the new instruments: "increase performance and reliability while allowing customers to continue to use their existing methods and training."
The introduction of a new metal injection molded electronic flow module, made from stainless steel, allows increased flow and pressure control of the carrier gas to one thousandth of a psi.This is an order of magnitude greater than previous GC offerings from Agilent
and allows improved retention time locking which helps to identify known compound peaks, especially useful when replacing old worn columns.
"The whole development cycle involved lots of customer interviews; we talked to over 200 customers to find out the challenges they are facing, the issues they have and their wishlists," continued Dr Cai
said: "People can easily speed up their GC run by a factor of two or three times; the key to this is the new capillary flow technology capabilities such as backflush."
According to Dr Cai
: "GCxGC is much more powerful than trying to get the separation in just one column."
has the history and know-how to make innovations work and help the industry move forward," said Dr Cai